Ranbir Kapoor’s much awaited film ‘Jagga Jasoos’ hit the screens last Friday. There were numerous reasons that made this film special. Firstly, it was Anurag Basu’s work (because we are not yet over with Barfi). Secondly, because we love to see the on-screen chemistry of Ranbir and Katrina (because we still remember ‘Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani’). The film is getting much attention because of its comedy musical theme which the Indian audience has never seen. The film has got extreme reactions in these 3 days. Either people are loving it for being one of its kind, or are criticizing it badly.
With such mixed reviews, you simply can’t judge the movie, unless you yourself watch it. The musical-drama film did not perform well on the very first day of its release with an earning of only Rs. 8.25 crore which is below average. However, now it seems like the film is getting back on tracks. The film showed an incredible growth of 30% on second day with a collection of about Rs 11 crore.
It is reported that the film might have earned Rs 13 crore on Sunday which makes a total of about Rs 33 crore as its first weekend collection. The biggest challenge for the film makers is to recover the cost of making the film. It is made with a budget of Rs 110 crore.
Film trade expert Girish Johar told indianexpress.com, “Makers could have cut the cost of production by 50%. If the film wouldn’t have been delayed, Jagga Jasoos would have a cake walk at the box office.The film is getting a lot of traction from children and families. Usually, families avoid watching the film during the evening. So I am expecting 10-20% jump on Sunday, a crucial day for any film. I am also expecting the film to collect an ideal Rs 35 crore during the first weekend. But we will have to wait for Monday to decide the final fate of the film.”
The film was in making for around 3 years. It was expected to release in year 2014 with a budget of Rs 50 crore.
The source of Indian Express disclosed, “The film should have been made in Rs 50-60 crore. The film was also shot multiple times. Ranbir Kapoor and Anurag Basu didn’t have a script in hand and they were shooting the film on Anurag’s instinct. There was also an entire song shot on Govinda. That track was also reshot and eventually taken out. All this must have increased the budget.”